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Waxy/Sticky Skin and hair


I’m at breaking point due to sticky/waxy skin and hair. Worse when wet, hands stick to everything. Skin has a friction to it that makes washing/shaving etc very difficult.

It’s gradually got worse, nothing absorbs into my skin now as it has a waxy film on it, I also burn up with it as I no longer sweat.

Medications I take are fluoxetine and Diazepam, I have tried everything I can think, changing soaps/shampoo/washing powder etc.

Seen my GP and Dermatologist and they are clueless, someone please help?

Thank you.
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What did the doctors say? Clueless is a vague description and can mean different things depending on the context.
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As in, they have no idea what it is. They have no answer to it as it’s unseen to them.

They don’t think it’s a problem, to me it most definitely is as my quality of life is suffering. Difficult to wash/shave etc, burning skin in areas where the waxyness is worse, face, hands and head.

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If it clogged your pores so much that you can't sweat, you would faint and eventually die. Did they discuss this with you?
If I get hot I feel really faint and need to get in shade or by a fan quickly.

They didn’t seem concerned that I didn’t sweat, just mentioned that some people don’t. I used to sweat a lot but now I get lightheaded and burn up.

I also get really prickly when I get hot.
You seem to be getting some good advice on the dermatology forum so I will leave this thread, and perhaps anyone else could post on that other thread.
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